SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which permits you to use a domain for a particular service different from a website. By setting up a few SRV records, you are able to use the domain name with different providers and direct it to several servers at the same time, every single server managing a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to each machine, so there will never be any interference. You can even set individual priorities and weight for 2 records which are employed for the same service, but forward to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. By having an SRV record you can use your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the specific software running on various machines with different providers. Which one a customer of yours will use is determined by the priority and weight values that you have set.
SRV Records in Hosting
In case you have a hosting account with us and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are controlled by our system, you'll be able to create any record that you need without difficulty, including an SRV one. This is done through the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and once you log in to your hosting account and go to the DNS Records section, you will only need to fill a couple of boxes with the needed data and your new SRV record will be active within a couple of hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you'd like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based on how you need to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. If needed, you may also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it'll remain active after you modify or delete it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it if you don't specifically need a different one.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A new SRV record may be created within seconds for any domain address hosted in a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting CP, used to handle the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a very easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to set up any DNS record even if you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you can create records through the DNS management tool, which is a part of Hepsia and once you pick SRV for the type, a few text boxes are going to appear. You will need to input the service, port number and protocol information along with the record value in them and the new record is going to be working shortly after that. The priority and weight options can be set to every value between 1 and 100, the standard one being 10. You'll be able to adjust any one of the two in case the other provider has requested you to do so. Also, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which shows the duration a record is going to remain working if changed or deleted, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.